Reporters peppered Mr Guy with questions about the social media post which was condemned by colleagues Brad Battin, Ryan Smith, Tim Smith and James Newbury.
Mr Finn published the comments to his Facebook account on Wednesday night after police ended a protest at the Shrine of Remembrance by firing rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowds.
“I have always been a stanch supporter of the men and women of Victoria Police. I can’t extend that support to the modern incarnation of the Despot’s militia. It horrifies me!” the post read.
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Speaking at a Thursday press conference Mr Guy said he expected police to be “treated with respect” by all of his parliamentary colleagues.
“I don’t have any tolerance for people on my side talking down, or perceived to have been talking down, Victoria Police in the job they’re doing at the moment,” he said.
“They deserve all of our support. They have it 100 per cent from me and from my deputy leader David Southwick.
“I expect it and certainly believe I’d certainly have that from all of my parliamentary team.”
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When a reporter suggested controversial comments from Mr Finn were an ongoing issue, Mr Guy responded, “I’m not going to be dealing with it again”.
Former leader Michael O’Brien was criticised for his ongoing refusal to publicly reprimand Mr Finn for his contentious social media activity.
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Mr Finn has been accused of publishing pro-Trump conspiracy theories and posting a meme about a Chinese rocket falling on the ABC.
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Opposition police spokesman Brad Battin responded to Mr Finn’s Facebook post saying: “I am sorry Bernie Finn MP, this is NOT the view of the Liberal Party”.
“The police are delivering on bad laws by a terrible government. The frontline can’t choose which laws to follow.
“There are ways to fix this, we need to get rid of Daniel Andrews. As a former police officer, I understand what it is like to face protesters – it is not great.”
Mr Finn replied, “thanks for telling me the view of the Liberal Party” adding “I’m always pleased to hear it.”
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Police Association Victoria Secretary Wayne Gatt also joined the debate and questioned the motivation behind the post.
“If Bernie Finn no longer supports the police, who acted to prevent a mob of thugs from desecrating the shrine and further endangering Melburnians, then it must be asked, who does he support?” he asked.
The debate sparked by Mr Finn’s post comes after Victoria reported a record-breaking 766 COVID-19 infections on Thursday.
The Delta outbreak is escalating with Victoria consecutively beating its own records since Monday where the state recorded 567 cases, Tuesday saw 603 and Wednesday with 628 infections.
Thursday also marks the 235th day Melbourne has spent under lockdown restrictions since the start of the pandemic last year.
The city has officially endured the world’s longest lockdown.

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